Our story started in Joensuu, Finland in 2011, with two university students who believed in the potential of teaching with games. At the time, we focused our efforts on a specific game: Minecraft.
Our MinecraftEdu project grew and eventually reached over 15 000 schools all around the world. When Microsoft bought Minecraft in 2015, our version laid the foundations for today's Minecraft: Education Edition.
Minecraft showed us how a skilled teacher could engage their students with a new medium. Next, we wanted to see if we could enable any and every educator to do the same. We believe that educational games are a good fit for any classroom, no matter the skill level - and that is where TeacherGaming Desk comes in.
To start with a clean slate, we founded a new company called 5 More Minutes Ltd, under which the TeacherGaming brand now operates. We are still doing exactly what we did six years ago: putting great games in the hands of teachers and students who can make the most of them.
Third round entrepreneur, MinecraftEdu co-founder, and piano virtuoso.
MinecraftEdu co-founder & creator, Desk mastermind, and cryptocurrency daredevil.
Education technology evangelist, teacher, and pizza artist.
Sales manager, master of numbers, and strategy game nerd.
Second round entrepreneur, school market expert, and metalhead.
Media contact, freelance journalist, and print magazine aficionado.
Customer support wizard, ecommerce specialist, and movie geek.
KerbalEdu creator, game developer, and walking space encyclopedia.
Desk co-creator, intern turned core team member, and child genius.
Content creator, teacher, and up-and-coming cartoonist.
Analytics integration expert, teacher, and powerlifter.
Lesson author, youth worker, and role-playing veteran.
Organizational champion, timekeeper, and casual culinarian.
Customer care genius, entrepreneur, and floorball fanatic.